Defensive Rookie of the Year: Trey Wafford (DB, Nebraska Danger)
Nebraska Danger DB Trey Wafford has been named the 2017 IFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. Wafford (5'11,200, Middle Tennessee State) emerged as one of the most physical defensive playmakers in the IFL.
Wafford concluded his rookie campaign with 129 tackles, six tackles for loss and 12 pass breakups. His 129 tackles ranked second in the IFL.
The Nebraska defensive back posted double-digit tackles in five games and helped the Danger advance to their fifth Intense Conference Championship game in 2017. Wafford was named as the Week 1 Special Teams Player of the Week where he recorded 12 tackles and returned a blocked kick for a touchdown.
Wafford was named as a First-Team All-IFL Defensive Back at the conclusion of the season.
Wafford is Nebraska's second consecutive Defensive Rookie of the Year selection. DB Jabari Gorman was selected for the honor in 2016.